Effectiveness Of Emergency Contraceptive Pill Work After Having Sex?
I want to ask, if you take emergency contraceptive pills, do you have to take the pill again to be effective? Or only take emergency contraception? Thank you doctor
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The effectiveness of the emergency contraceptive pill works is greatly influenced by how many hours after your sexual intercourse taking the emergency contraceptive pill. The sooner you take emergency contraceptive pills, the higher the effectiveness. The use of birth control pills will not make emergency contraception work better or worse.
If you really don't want to get pregnant, you should consider using permanent contraception, for example using birth control pills, birth control injections, implantation, or IUD (contraception in the womb). Emergency contraception only has an effectiveness of around 89% when used within the first 72 hours after sexual intercourse (effectiveness is higher when used in the first 24 hours and will decrease further thereafter). Consult your obstetrician or midwife for the selection of other contraceptive methods that best suit your condition and that of your partner.
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